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    A little cowboy and a big cowboy - Heritage SA revolvers review

    I spent some of my yearly distributions from one of my 401K's to buy a few new handguns. The first two up are a pair of Heritage SA revolvers.
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    These two lead slinger's set me back $560 for the pair OTD. The little cowboy is chambered in both 22LR/22Mag, the big cowboy is chambered in 45 Colt. Lets look at the specs:

    Heritage 22 LR/Mag Heritage 45 Colt
    Weight 33.4oz's Weight 36 oz's
    Length 11 7/8" Length 11 1/4"
    Height 4 5/8" Height 4 5/8"
    Cylinder width 1.43" grip 1.38" Cylinder width 1.65" grip 1.43"
    Barrel 6 1/2" Barrel 5 1/2"
    SA trigger pull = 3 lbs SA trigger pull = 3 lbs
    Blade front sight - notch rear sight Blade front sight - notch rear sight

    The Roughrider has the Heritage lever safety, with frame mounted firing pin, the 45 colt has an internal transfer bar safety and a frame mounted firing pin. Both can be safely loaded to 6 rounds.
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    Shooting these two cowboy style revolvers is an exercise in pure fun. I felt pretty bad today, fighting more medical issues--oh boy! But it was 60 outside today and I needed some fun time. So out to the range I went. The little cowboy ran CCI standard velocity and some old cruddy golden bullets for its first meal on the ranch. Pretty accurate after a few rounds of break in time. I had to stop a few times while shooting the standard velocity rounds, to make sure I didn't have a squib. Because the recoil and noise impulse was almost non existent. Felt like a cap gun. The golden's performed well, no failures. The big cowboy ran HSM cowboy loads, AQA full power 250 grn loads, and a smattering of my own reloads. No failures, other than some primer drag on my reloads ( Didn't seat the CCI primers far enough ), but factory ammo ran great.
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    This target was at 15 yards for both revolvers, dang nice shooting for both. Some of my reloads tumbled a bit also I need some more time with them to make any front sight adjustments, or paint front sights. I was pleased with both guns this afternoon, shot well and forgot about my health issues for a few hours. Thanks for dropping by.
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    Dar'nd enjoyable day. If you ask me! Nice pistols too.
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    Wow.... Very nice set of SA revolvers!

    Thank you for detailed range report and specs! Enjoyable reading and good shooting too.

    Makes me want to play hookie (spelling?) And go shooting
    instead of to work

    Is that .22 bead blasted or just the picture playing tricks on me... What finish is it?
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    Congrats on your recent additions.
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    There you go, making me want a SAA in a larger caliber than the 22 Heritage that I have already. Those are beautiful revolvers and I thought that the Rough Rider was finished in white until I saw the later photos. 60 degrees sounds pretty good to me and I am glad that you were able to get out and enjoy! I hope that you're feeling better soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaShooter View Post
    Wow.... Very nice set of SA revolvers!

    Thank you for detailed range report and specs! Enjoyable reading and good shooting too.

    Makes me want to play hookie (spelling?) And go shooting
    instead of to work

    Is that .22 bead blasted or just the picture playing tricks on me... What finish is it?
    It was hard to catch the right light to show the finish. The last pic with the target is the closest. It is a silver/gray cerakote finish, kinda a matte silver look.
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